Day after day, I talk about the importance of living healthfully.
This is because, quite basically, I do live healthfully. I believe in treating my body, mind and soul with care.
But, in this (as in everything), I’m far from “perfect.”
I try to demonstrate that as best as I can in my blog, because I believe it is imperfection that makes me who I am.
Nonetheless, sometimes I do sugarcoat things a little bit. I do sneak and extra bite of chocolate. I do take the bus home from school. I do run slow.
I don’t (really) fail to mention these things intentionally. They just fade in and then out with the rest of my days.
That’s why, in the interest of full disclose, I decided to truly document a day in my (mostly) healthy life.
It’s 6 a.m. and the alarm isn’t going off. Yet, I’m awake.
Last year, this wouldn’t have been strange. In fact, it would have been strange if I wasn’t awake.
Because of an uncontrollably different schedule this year, I usually hit the “sleep” button a few times. But, for some reason, I woke up naturally this morning.
Instead of denying my sleeplessness, I decided to take advantage of some extra time and get work done by applying for classes from the comfort of bed.
Because I’m in my University’s honors program, I am eligible to enroll in classes before most other students. This has always been helpful with allowing me to get the specific courses I want and need.
Before too long, I had to accept reality by getting ready for school.
Once I looked ready to enter society, I need to give myself proper fuel. Which, in my case, requires coffee.
I’d prefer something a little higher quality. But, instant coffee definitely cuts it when I’m in a pinch.
Once the coffee business was settled, I refocused my attentions on breakfast.
First, I prepped by getting out the necessary ingredients, which included some frozen pumpkin.
Nine times out of ten, I go for pure, clean foods. But, sometimes I opt for things a little more “artificial.” (Note: This also applies to the occasional Diet Coke.)
Then, it was time for the photo shoot.
Consumed: 1/3 C oats, cooked with 2/3 C water, 1/4 C frozen pumpkin, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Stirred with scoop of peanut butter. Topped with (sugar-free) maple syrup and a few chocolate chips.
I should also note that a few extra chocolate chips may have been misplaced somewhere between the cupboard and the bowl…
What I can comment on is that, as pretty as my “photoshoot-ready” breakfast looks, that not the state in which it’s actually consumed. I actually get down to the eating business only after stirring everything together…
As for another unmentionable, I prefer to shoot my food in natural light. The only problem is that this sometimes puts me in awkward situations…
On second thought, don’t.
I moved inside (and to worse light) to actually eat my breakfast while multitasking with email and The Today Show.
Time always seems to go into warp-speed during this time, because, before I knew it, it was time to rush off to school.
So, rush I did…
Check out the details of my busy afternoon in a post that will go up later today.
In the meantime…
Question: What are your mornings usually like?